Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for MCSD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 - 108
Rank change year-on-year - +108 -3
Contract jobs citing MCSD 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.16% - 0.052%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.66% - 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Reading median daily rate £550 - £375
Berkshire median daily rate £550 £500 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% +33.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

MCSD is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Reading
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 305 415 545
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 24.13% 28.46% 28.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 203 276
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +9.32%
10th Percentile £260 £226 £257
90th Percentile £600 £573 £544
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 63
Reading median hourly rate £16.00 £36.00 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.56% +16.50% +81.02%
10th Percentile £11.25 £19.63 £21.55
90th Percentile £39.75 £55.65 £54.94
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £30.90
% change year-on-year - -59.55% +62.63%

MCSD
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing MCSD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for MCSD in Reading

MCSD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCSD in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSD in Reading

MCSD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSD in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MCSD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) JSON
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (100.00%) IaaS
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server

MCSD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) IaaS
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Azure Consultant
1 2 (100.00%) Cloud Consultant
1 2 (100.00%) Consultant
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) JSON
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VMware